Distance Learning Resources
At Pop Culture Classroom, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to incorporate pop culture into classroom learning. As schools across the country have closed and moved to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to continue to innovate and capture the attention and imaginations of our youth.
Below, you’ll find a growing list of resources that Pop Culture Classroom has created to help parents and educators navigate learning at home — including videos, resources, blog entries, digital workshops, and more. Please enjoy these free tools, tips, how-tos, and other valuable information. Check back regularly for new additions!
Quick Distance Learning Links
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Children’s Comic Contest
Pop Culture Classroom is proud to launch our fourth comic book contest for kids!
Calling all parents, educators, and comic book fans! Pop Culture Classroom is launching our fourth comic book contest for kids, and we’re asking for your help to spread the word to young comic book creators everywhere. Whether you know a budding graphic novelist, an up-and-coming cartoonist, a comic book aficionado, or all the above, we’re encouraging young artists from Colorado and beyond to enter our 2020 Kids Comic Contest!
About the Contest
During this difficult time in our country and world, Pop Culture Classroom is providing students and educators new ways to be creative, engaged, and intellectually empowered. As art programs and artists struggle across the country, we’re helping fuel the next generation of artists and creators. Running from April 27th to December 1st, 2020, the Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Comics Contest is open to all 3rd grade through 12th grade students and offers a unique, fun, and interactive virtual activity all learners, educators, and parents can engage in.
Mario Maker Virtual Meet-Up
How to Play D&D Online
Twine for Storytelling
How to Create Great Comic Panels and Pages
Drawing Action and Gestures
How to Draw Basic Anatomy
Educational Resources from Pop Culture Classroom
Pop Culture Classroom Paint and Sip (Color Theory)
Excellence in Graphic Literature: GUTS
Meet the Monsters with Lija Fisher (Author, The Cryptids Duology)
8 Video Games To Improve Literacy
How to Create Compelling Characters
Excellence in Graphic Literature: Akissi – More Tales of Mischief
Resources From Our Blog
6 Tips and Tricks for Being a Great Dungeon MasterBy: Faith Ojebuoboh, PCC instructor As someone who’s been playing tabletop games for about 7 years and running games for friends, students, and newbies to the game for almost 5 years now, I know running a tabletop game...
By Holly M., Pop Culture Classroom September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month! To celebrate, we’re spotlighting Latinx and Hispanic Americans who’ve influenced the history of the United States. These comics are a great way to learn American history that you...
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Pop Culture Phenom and Wonder Woman By Christina Angel, PhD, Denver Pop Culture Con Director Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero to millions, a titan of the American justice system, and a genuine pop culture phenomenon....
Social-Emotional Learning, Black Panther, and Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy By: Matt Slayter, PCC Education Program Manager A Hero Falls The influence of Black Panther cannot be overstated. For many, especially young Black Americans, the hero’s inclusion in...
Free Educational Comics
Colorful History Issue #62: The Electoral College$0.00Add to cart
Learn about the creation of the Electoral College and how it has affected America's presidential elections for over 200 years.
Colorful History Issue #61: The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment$0.00Add to cart
Learn about the Suffragette Movement and the road to equal voting rights for all Americans.
Colorful History Issue #60: Forming the United Nations$0.00Add to cart
Learn what led to the forming of the United Nations and its mission to achieve peace and justice worldwide.
Colorful History Issue #59: Juneteenth: The Reason Why We Sing$0.00Add to cart
A young girl learns about Juneteenth, an important moment in American history, and why it is celebrated today.